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Introduction to SOLIDWORKS xShape Introduction to SOLIDWORKS xShape
By Wayne White, Trimech
SOLIDWORKS xShape gives users the ability to create complex, non-prismatic shapes quickly and intuitively. Trimech's Wayne White as the highlights.
SOLIDWORKS & The End Of Windows 7 SOLIDWORKS & The End Of Windows 7
By Jeff Setzer, GSC
GSC's Jeff Setzer makes the case on why it's time to update to Windows 10.
What Hardware Should I Choose for SOLIDWORKS?
By Solid Solutions
Watch this video from Solid Solutions to learn what considerations you'll need to make, whether that is graphics cards, hard-drives, processors or RAM.
Five Things You Can Do in SIMULIA Structural Simulation Five Things You Can Do in SIMULIA Structural Simulation

See what's new in SIMULIA Structural Simulation Engineer, including the ability to solve more complex non-linear analysis faster, multitask and more.
Tips & Tricks
7 Ways to Save Time with the ALT Key in SOLIDWORKS 7 Ways to Save Time with the ALT Key in SOLIDWORKS
By Zach Brown, GoEngineer
Are you ever annoyed by that soft snapping thing while adding dimensions? Read this tip from GoEngineer to learn how to get around that and more.
How To Set Up For a Multi-User Environment in SOLIDWORKS PDM How To Set Up For a Multi-User Environment in SOLIDWORKS PDM
By Tim Paris, TriMech
Optimize the performance of SOLIDWORKS PDM with the SOLIDWORKS Toolbox. Here's how!
Importing Files into SOLIDWORKS Importing Files into SOLIDWORKS
By John Hall, TriMech
Avoid errors and learn about the different options for importing models and translating data back and forth between SOLIDWORKS and other software.
Designing and 3D Printing a Jig for Measurement Ease Designing and 3D Printing a Jig for Measurement Ease
By Brandon Harris, GoEngineer
Brandon Harris of GoEngineer covers how to model a jig in SOLIDWORKS and then 3D print it.
Case Studies
West Surrey Racing Accelerates Victory with AMD   West Surrey Racing Accelerates Victory with AMD
By AMD
See how HP's Z workstations and AMD's professional graphics cards help keep the British winning team stay ahead of its competitors.
AMD Helps BPA Power CAD and VR with a Single Card AMD Helps BPA Power CAD and VR with a Single Card
By AMD
See how packaging food company, BluePrint Automation, was able to design and visualize complex CAD models with AMD's CAD-to-VR solution.
Keuka Studios' First Impressions of ANSYS Discovery Live Keuka Studios' First Impressions of ANSYS Discovery Live
Compiled by ConnectPress
Dan White, owner of Keuka Studios, addresses staircase design challenges that was difficult to analyze prior to ANSYS.
JSC Zelenodolsk Explores Virtual Reality with ESI IC.IDO JSC Zelenodolsk Explores Virtual Reality with ESI IC.IDO
By ESI Group
JSC used ESI IC.IDO (I-see-I-do) to bring their customers on board for proposed marine compartment layouts without costly mock-up construction.
Columns
Why Digital Twins Require Digital Threads Why Digital Twins Require Digital Threads
By Peter A. Bilello, President, CIMdata Inc.
CIMdata explains why the digital thread should be part of the digital twin, and how it ensures that the digital twin is always accurate.
What's Important in Workstations to End Users? What's Important in Workstations to End Users?
By Jon Peddie
JPR's shares findings from an Intel survey on what end users think about workstations and how they use them in both manufacturing and AEC.
Is Your PLM Solution Obsolete? Is Your PLM Solution Obsolete?
By Tom Gill and Fred Keith PLM Enterprise Value & Integration CIMdata Inc.
Tom Gill and Fred Keith of CIMdata discuss 17 key elements of CIMdata's PLM Investment Sustainability Model to meet changing requirements.
Finally! A Sweet Reason to Embrace Augmented Reality Finally! A Sweet Reason to Embrace Augmented Reality

Watch this "3 Minutes of Your Time" video on an innovative restaurant in France who entertains their guests with augmented reality using 3D project.